Empty Hands, Open Arms Tour Highlights and Interviews

Award-winning author Deni Béchard has spent the last few months touring the continent, offering thoughtful, provocative readings and lively Q&A sessions. Awarded the Commonwealth Prize for his first novel, Béchard’s work has been featured in Salon, the Harvard Review, and the LA Times. Recently, intrepid bonobo supporters braved the snow to hear him speak at the famous Explorers Club in Manhattan, and he’s captivated audiences from Boulder to Berkeley to Asheville, NC. Be sure to check out his audio interview with National Geographic as well as his Q&A with Boulder Weekly! And finally, learn what lessons he took from his journey into the rainforest.

Event Video

Deni Béchard explains the importance of understanding a community’s social structure and values, at a reading at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC. It’s one of the lessons he learned in his travels with BCI. He recently published these lessons in the Solutions Journal.

Event Pictures

Check out pictures from Deni’s book tour.